Recovering from a flood in the Tullahoma, Tennessee, area can be difficult, especially if there is damage to major home systems. The Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute recommends replacing rather than repairing systems damaged by a flood. Here are some of the problems that can result when flooding impacts your air conditioner.

Your Outdoor Unit

Your outdoor unit can stand up to prolonged exposure to about a foot of flood water. Most of the internal components are sealed to prevent normal rainfall from causing damage. In severe flooding, however, rushing water can affect other areas and electrical systems. When you start using your AC, the exposure to water can cause electrical shortages. Over time, the internal components can also corrode.

Flooding can also result in refrigerant leaks and damage to the structural integrity of outdoor units. It is best to schedule a comprehensive system check after significant flooding. You want to be sure there will be no efficiency, performance, or safety concerns. At Stroop’s Accurate Refrigeration, we’ll provide an honest assessment and give you peace of mind.

Flooding and Indoor Air Quality

Although not as common these days, you might find air handlers in crawlspaces. This is likely in older homes. Flooding can be even more detrimental in these cases. If the unit shifts and the drain pan is not level, condensation run-off from normal AC use won’t drain properly. Over time, bacteria and other harmful contaminants will grow. These pollutants can eventually end up in your indoor air. Our technicians will thoroughly inspect and clean all parts of your system. We will let you know when a repair is feasible and when replacement is necessary.

Your AC Repair Pros

Stroop’s offers expert repair services to residents of Tullahoma, Tennessee, and the surrounding areas. We are a Trane Comfort Specialist with a proven reputation for quality work. Our NATE-certified technicians provide skillful installation of new HVAC systems to replace flood-damaged units. To learn more about our complete lineup of HVAC services and how we can help you recover from a major flood, call us today at 931-241-4851. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

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